North Bay LGBT Family Lawyer
Representing LGBT Californians in Divorce and Family Law Matters
Are you facing the end of a LGBT marriage or domestic partnership? Hire a firm that understands the unique legal and financial complexities involved in modern divorce to help guide you through the process and ensure you come away with a fair outcome.
Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, is a Bay Area family law firm with a history of delivering those outcomes for our clients. We can help you address the following concerns:
Call 415-789-5881 or contact us online today to discuss your options in a confidential initial consultation.
Is there a difference between LGBT divorce and traditional divorce?
The divorce process for heterosexual and LGBT couples is the same: one or both spouses can initiate a contested or uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce, both parties would need to cooperate, coming to a mutual agreement that is satisfactory to both for all outstanding issues.
In a contested divorce, these decisions can be negotiated, but if no agreement is found at settlement, the court will issue a binding judgement. Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, is well-versed in both contested and uncontested divorce proceedings.
Protecting the Rights of Gay & Lesbian Parents
In the state of California, same-sex couples can register their domestic partnership or get married, acquiring the same legal protections within the state that were formerly reserved for heterosexual couples. California courts recognize that both of a child?s parents can be women or both can be men. If gay or lesbian partners have cooperated in conceiving and raising a child, then both have the rights and responsibilities of parents.
If you need help resolving a same-sex issue involving your children, we at Kaspar & Lugay, LLP are here for you. Our firm assists same-sex couples in protecting their relationships with their children. Children of a domestic partnership have full rights to insurance coverage and inheritance in California. Our attorneys will help you draft a will designating a guardian in the event of your death and an estate plan to see your property is preserved for your children.
If you are legally separated or facing dissolution of your partnership, our firm can help you work out a parenting plan and a fair child support order that will protect your relationship with your child. Make sure your children have the protection they need.
Divorce Is Difficult. We Are Here to Help.
Whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, filing for divorce is never easy. Fortunately, our California divorce lawyers are here to help you throughout this difficult time. We have been representing LGBT clients for more than three decades, so you can trust that we are well-equipped to handle all aspects of your divorce or family law issue. When you are ready to talk seriously about your options, call us at 415-789-5881 or contact us online.